The ZTE Nubia Z11 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) 2.5D display and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection from scratches. The handset runs Nubia UI 4.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Both the Nubia Z11 models support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 200GB).
The smartphone comes with hybrid dual-SIM which means it supports one micro-SIM and another either nano-SIM or microSD card. The ZTE Nubia Z11 is powered by a quad-core 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual tone LED flash, phase detection auto focus (PDAF), and optical image stabilisation (OIS) features. There is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f2.4 aperture.
The smartphone houses a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. Connectivity options on the handset include Bluetooth, GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G, and USB Type-C. The handset is backed by a 3000mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0. It measures 151.8x72.3x7.5mm, and weighs 162 grams. Some of the other features that the ZTE Nubia Z11 packs include Dolby Atmos technology and for enhanced audio experience sports SmartPA amplifier.